Environment

Will we be restricted to a vegetarian diet by 2050?

Too much water required to ‘grow’ a steak.

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Top predators in crisis

In many places, the numbers of large predators have fallen by more than 90 per cent over the course of a few decades. Scientists are working feverishly to learn how this dearth of…

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

Bats are acoustically identified

Ecologists develop a Europe-wide bat identification tool

It’s a small world

Torrent frog

Frogs inspire hearing aid idea

  Chinese Torrent frogs are able to communicate clearly, despite the background of crashing waterfalls.

Australian fish have high incidence of skin cancer too

Widespread skin cancer has been identified in coral trout species in the Great Barrier Reef.

Climate change and the modern polar bear

Polar bear evolution holds clues for past climate change events.

BPA causes interspecies mating

The hormone-disrupting chemical makes it hard for fish to recognise their own species.

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